Tag Archives: hip hop

Alex Barck Interview

Alex Barck interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Alex Barck is Jazzanova’s DJ, one half of Prommer & Barck and one of the founding fathers of Sonar Kollektiv and Derwin Records. He’s also, incidentally, one of the most requested interviewees at Heads Down. I finally managed to track him down for […]

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti ‘Baby’

It’s been a real draught for me here at Heads Down. While I’ve been editing the latest interviews and waiting for release dates to emerge I’ve also been trying to post the occasional record that I’ve been feeling. Where are all the great new records? It’s actually (unbelievably) not fundamental laziness (this time) that’s seen […]

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James Lavelle Interview

Mo’ Wax Recordings releases were an essential part of my musical evolution. Plain and simple. I remember sitting in a warehouse at Taranaki St (in early 90’s Wellington, New Zealand) with a few fellow DJs and hearing for the first time DJ Shadow’s cinematic ‘Influx’ permeate the room like a sweet, dense opiate fog. It […]

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Aloe Blacc Interview

Recently we at the AllSaints Basement Sessions jumped on a plane and took our blatant music nerdiness across the Atlantic all the way to the Pacific coast, to set up base at the San Francisco Treasure Island Music Festival. One of the guys that sat down with me for a chat was Aloe Blacc, an […]

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Jose James on the difference between LDN & NYC

vimeo Direkt Jose James talks to me about the creative and real-life differences between the Big Smoke and the Big Apple.

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Tricky Interview

From his early days riding with the hugely influential Bristolian Wild Bunch (the foundation of Massive Attack) to featuring in The Fifth Element movie, no one can accuse Tricky (aka Adrian Thaws) of being a couch potato. This my interview with him for Creative Britain, a culture programme curated by AllSaints Basement Sessions and GQ. […]

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Nightmares On Wax Interview

vimeo Direkt I was in Ibiza a couple of weeks ago (god I wish I was still there) and as I was partially tiring of sun loungers and Cubra Libres (I’m kidding- I would never tire of that combo) I thought it would be incredibly selfish if I didn’t at least try and catch up […]

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Africa Hitech Interview

Africa Hitech is the Warp-signed digital congo natty project helmed by Messieurs Steve Spacek and Mark Pritchard. Although this particular project might seem a bit, I don’t know, YOUNG-sounding for many Heads Down readers (yeah I said it) the histories, stories of working with J Dilla and tech-talk will almost certainly be of interest. We […]

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The Stepkids ‘La La’ (Stones Throw)

I’ve ranted and raved about Stones Throw many times on Heads Down; the sheer breadth of their sonic remit is frikkin awesome. Their past as a purist underground hip hop label seems such a long time ago, yet you can still smell the Polo aftershave in everything they do. I heart them, in other words. […]

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All Saints Basement Session: Zane Lowe (Pt 2)

Due to the surprising (read astonishing) number of you who showed interest and appreciation for part one of my interview with Zane, here’s part two. I have to say I’m quite astonished by the reception… I was expecting a barrage of vile comments and ticking mail; I guess there’s still time though. vimeo Direkt

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